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Pernell Harris, a corrupt judge, has a breakdown after his son's attempted suicide puts him in a coma, believing that God is working through him. However, this takes the form of doling out vigilante justice against those who wronged his family... An Amazon original series, Creator/RonPerlman stars as Pernell. Dana Delany, Creator/GarretDillahunt, Andre Royo, Alona Tal, Julian Morris, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Johnny Ferro and Elizabeth [=McLoughlin=] have supporting roles. The series ran for two seasons.

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Pernell Harris, a corrupt judge, has a breakdown after his son's attempted suicide puts him in a coma, believing that now God is working through him. However, this takes the form of doling out vigilante justice against those who wronged his family... An Amazon original series, where Creator/RonPerlman stars as Pernell. Dana Delany, Creator/GarretDillahunt, Andre Royo, Alona Tal, Julian Morris, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Johnny Ferro and Elizabeth [=McLoughlin=] also have supporting roles. The series ran for two seasons.



* PsychoExGirlfriend: [[spoiler:Anna]] is revealed to have had an affair with [[spoiler:PJ]]. Afterwards, she's shown to be a very ruthless, sadistic woman, not only arranging for his wife's rape, but his murder.



* YourCheatingHeart: Pernell's been having an affair with Tessie, a {{high class call girl}}, for some time when the series starts. After he's born again he stops before (bigamously) marrying her. When Crystal finds this out, she cheats on him in revenge and they split up.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Pernell's been having an affair with Tessie, a {{high class call girl}}, for some time when the series starts. After he's born again he stops before (bigamously) marrying her. When Crystal finds this out, she cheats on him in revenge and they split up.up.
* WomanScorned: There's a particularly vicious example in [[spoiler:Anna]], who hired some men to ''rape her lover's wife'' when he broke up with her.

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Jocelyn's rape is treated as especially heinous because it went on for an hour, in front of her husband. [[spoiler: Later it turns out Anne ordered it as cover to steal PJ's software and punish him for breaking off their affair. Alicia is appalled at the idea that any woman would get another raped.]]

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Jocelyn's rape is treated as especially heinous because it went on for an hour, in front of her husband. [[spoiler: Later it turns out Anne ordered it as cover to steal PJ's software and punish him for breaking off their affair. Alicia Jocelyn is appalled at the idea that any woman would get another raped.]]


* RapeAsBackstory: Alicia was raped by an intruder prior to the events of the series. [[spoiler: It turns out this was cover to steal PJ's software, and punishment by his mistress for breaking off their affair.]]
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Alicia's rape is treated as especially heinous because it went on for an hour, in front of her husband. [[spoiler: Later it turns out Anne ordered it as cover to steal PJ's software and punish him for breaking off their affair. Alicia is appalled at the idea that any woman would get another raped.]]

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* RapeAsBackstory: Alicia Jocelyn was raped by an intruder prior to the events of the series. [[spoiler: It turns out this was cover to steal PJ's software, and punishment by his mistress for breaking off their affair.]]
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Alicia's Jocelyn's rape is treated as especially heinous because it went on for an hour, in front of her husband. [[spoiler: Later it turns out Anne ordered it as cover to steal PJ's software and punish him for breaking off their affair. Alicia is appalled at the idea that any woman would get another raped.]]

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* TheScourgeOfGod: Pernell believes himself to be charged with carrying out divine punishment against criminals, starting with his daughter-in-law's rapist, which his cohort KD carries out.

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* {{Cliffhanger}}: The series ends on this, given its cancellation. Several plot threads are left dangling.


* ConvenientMiscarriage: After deciding to not to have an abortion and planning on giving her baby up for adoption instead, Alicia suffers a miscarriage after accidentally being shot.

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* ConvenientMiscarriage: After deciding to not to have an abortion and planning on giving her baby up for adoption instead, Alicia suffers a miscarriage after accidentally being shot.

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* {{Irony}}: Pernell, a born again Christian, tells a Jewish man he'll go to hell if he doesn't accept Jesus as his savior. Ron Perlman, playing Pernell, is Jewish himself.


* YourCheatingHeart: Pernell's been having an affair with Tessie, a {{high class call girl}}, for some time when the series starts. After he's born again he stops. When Crystal finds this out, she cheats on him in revenge and they split up.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Pernell's been having an affair with Tessie, a {{high class call girl}}, for some time when the series starts. After he's born again he stops.stops before (bigamously) marrying her. When Crystal finds this out, she cheats on him in revenge and they split up.


* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Pernell and Crystal's only child, PJ, eventually dies after his life support is removed. He was in a coma due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His injury had caused Pernell to have a mental breakdown and sent Crystal into a depression. Avoiding this is why they fought so hard with Jocelyn to keep him on life support initially.



* VigilanteMan: Pernell and KD become this, believing they are God's servants-the titular "[[TitleDrop Hand of God]]".

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* VigilanteMan: Pernell and KD become this, believing they are God's servants-the titular "[[TitleDrop Hand of God]]".God]]".
* YourCheatingHeart: Pernell's been having an affair with Tessie, a {{high class call girl}}, for some time when the series starts. After he's born again he stops. When Crystal finds this out, she cheats on him in revenge and they split up.


* AteHisGun: How PJ tried to kill himself.

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* AteHisGun: How PJ tried to kill shot himself.



* DrivenToSuicide: PJ (Pernell Harris Jr.) shot himself before the events of the series, putting him in a coma. This spurs the plot when his father has a mental breakdown and believes God is guiding him. [[spoiler: Eventually Pernell nearly kills himself as well.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: PJ (Pernell Harris Jr.) shot himself before the events DirtyCop: There's a group of the series, putting him in a coma. This spurs the plot when his father has a mental breakdown them who perform criminal acts (ranging from burglary to murder and believes God rape) for money.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: It turns out that Pernell's confession to getting Shane Caldwell killed
is guiding him. [[spoiler: Eventually Pernell nearly kills himself as well.]] recorded, facilitating a {{blackmail}} exchange.



* NeverSuicide: [[spoiler: It turns out that PJ didn't shoot himself voluntarily. He was forced to, making it murder by proxy.]]



* RapeAsBackstory: Alicia was raped by an intruder prior to the events of the series. Her husband PJ blamed himself for it, attempting suicide. [[spoiler: It turns out this was cover to steal PJ's software, and punishment by his mistress for breaking off their affair.]]
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Alicia's rape is treated as especially heinous because it went on for an hour, in front of her husband. He eventually attempted suicide over guilt, thinking this was his fault. [[spoiler: Later it turns out Anne ordered as cover to steal PJ's software and punish him for breaking off their affair. Alicia is appalled at the idea that any woman would get another raped.]]

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* RapeAsBackstory: Alicia was raped by an intruder prior to the events of the series. Her husband PJ blamed himself for it, attempting suicide. [[spoiler: It turns out this was cover to steal PJ's software, and punishment by his mistress for breaking off their affair.]]
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Alicia's rape is treated as especially heinous because it went on for an hour, in front of her husband. He eventually attempted suicide over guilt, thinking this was his fault. [[spoiler: Later it turns out Anne ordered it as cover to steal PJ's software and punish him for breaking off their affair. Alicia is appalled at the idea that any woman would get another raped.]]


* DrivenToSuicide: PJ (Pernell Harris Jr. shot himself before the events of the series, putting him in a coma. This spurs the plot when his father has a mental breakdown and believes God is guiding him. [[spoiler: Eventually Pernell nearly kills himself as well.]]
* FaithHeelTurn: {{Zigzagged}}. KD gave up his criminal ways after being born again. Pernell also then gives up a lot of his corrupt practices, while believing God is using him as an instrument of vengeance against people, with KD carrying out his will. However since they believe it's God's will neither thinks this is bad (at first anyway).

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* DrivenToSuicide: PJ (Pernell Harris Jr. ) shot himself before the events of the series, putting him in a coma. This spurs the plot when his father has a mental breakdown and believes God is guiding him. [[spoiler: Eventually Pernell nearly kills himself as well.]]
* FaithHeelTurn: {{Zigzagged}}. KD gave up his criminal ways after being born again. Pernell also then gives up a lot of his corrupt practices, while believing God is using him as an instrument of vengeance against people, with KD carrying out his will. However since they believe it's God's will neither thinks this is bad (at first anyway).
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* GodIsEvil: Pernell rants that God is malicious and sadistic after [[spoiler: PJ doesn't come out of his coma.]]
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Alicia backs out of having an abortion at the very last minute, though she was mostly pressured into getting one by Paul to begin with so his reputation would be spared.

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* GodIsEvil: Pernell rants that God is malicious and sadistic after [[spoiler: after PJ doesn't come out of his coma.]]
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Alicia backs out of having an abortion at the very last minute, though she was mostly getting pressured into getting one by Paul to begin with so his reputation would be spared.



* HeelFaithTurn: {{Zigzagged}}. KD gave up his criminal ways after being born again. Pernell also then gives up a lot of his corrupt practices, while believing God is using him as an instrument of vengeance against people, with KD carrying out his will. However since they believe it's God's will neither thinks this is bad (at first anyway).



* TheJudge: Main character Pernell Harris is a state criminal court judge.

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* TheJudge: Main character Pernell Harris is a state criminal court judge. He fits the gruff older white man model.


* CorruptPolitician: Pernell and Bobo, the mayor. Once Pernell gets religion, he starts to change somewhat, annoying Bobo.

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* CorruptPolitician: Pernell and Bobo, the mayor. Once Pernell gets religion, he starts to change somewhat, annoying Bobo.Bobo to no end.


* TheAtoner: KD was once a criminal, but got religion in prison and repented from his past. However, he comes to believe Pernell is God's chosen servant, and starts killing at his behest (though since he thinks God orders it, that's a good thing in his mind).

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* TheAtoner: KD was once a criminal, but got religion in prison and repented from his past. However, he also comes to believe Pernell is God's chosen servant, and starts killing at his behest (though since he thinks God orders it, that's a good thing in his mind).



* FaithHeelTurn: {{Zigzagged}}. KD gave up his criminal ways after being born again. Pernell also gives up a lot of his corrupt practices, while believing God is using him as an instrument of vengeance against people, with KD carrying out his will. However since they believe it's God's will neither thinks this is bad (at first anyway).
* FlatEarthAtheist: Pernell dips into this when angrily declaring that God doesn't exist after losing faith somewhat, despite having far better evidence of the contrary than most.

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* FaithHeelTurn: {{Zigzagged}}. KD gave up his criminal ways after being born again. Pernell also then gives up a lot of his corrupt practices, while believing God is using him as an instrument of vengeance against people, with KD carrying out his will. However since they believe it's God's will neither thinks this is bad (at first anyway). \n
* FlatEarthAtheist: Pernell dips into this when angrily declaring that God doesn't exist after losing faith somewhat, faith, despite having far better evidence of the contrary than most.



* ISeeDeadPeople: Pernell begins to see his [[spoiler: dead son PJ]], though it's somewhat teased over it being hallucinations or not.

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* ISeeDeadPeople: Pernell begins to see his [[spoiler: dead son PJ]], though it's somewhat teased over it as just being hallucinations or not.hallucinations.

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